Zach Ertz joined the Arizona Cardinals in mid-October. He was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of Week 6 of the regular season. Ertz left behind an eight-season career in Philadelphia, as well as a few of his teammates from the 2018 Super Bowl team.
One of the last players from the championship team, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, was released on Thursday. His future NFL employer is up in the air for now, but Ertz wants to see him come to Arizona.
Shortly after news broke that Cox was released, Ertz took to Twitter to start his unofficial recruitment process. He replied to NFL reporter Mike Garafolo’s tweet, tagging his former teammate.
Come on out to the desert big dog @fcoxx_91 https://t.co/TrxgxRWckW
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) March 17, 2022
The tackle would be a great addition to the Cardinals’ defensive line, especially because of the recent loss of Chandler Jones. The linebacker was a free agent out of Arizona and was picked up by the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this week.
Like Ertz, Cox spent his entire career in Philadelphia, after the team selected him 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Cox has built quite the resume in his decade-long NFL career. The Super Bowl champion was a 2018 First-team All-Pro, a three-time Second-team All-Pro, and a six-time Pro-Bowler.
During the 2021-2022 regular season, Cox recorded 35 tackles: 25 solo, ten assisted, and seven for loss. He also picked up 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.